4/21/2022 Previous Issues PRAYER REQUESTS "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". Psalm 46:1"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land". 2 Chronicles 7:14William Walker would like prayers for himself and his mother Nancy.Jack Simonini went into the hospital on Good Friday to have cancer removed from his lung. David Rowles has been diagnosed with cancer and will have an operation on May 2nd.Kelsey Johnston has been battling thyroid cancer for over a year. She is hoping and waiting on labs to come back significantly lower to reflect that the radioactive iodine treatment worked and that God has performed a miracle in her body.Paul Brown would like to get into church more and gain a closer walk with God.Kate McKinney wants her family to trust God more and remember His faithfulness in the past so they can trust Him to direct their next steps.Shaelyn Lee would like prayers for her marriage. GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Myanmar The widespread, long-running civil war directly affects Christians when they are targeted for attack by the warring factions. Villagers with animistic beliefs take vengeance on Christians, claiming they are angering the local spirits. Church gatherings and church buildings are allowed in many parts of the country, but tolerance varies from state to state. Active believers who share their faith face difficulties. Within tribal groups, families oppose conversion and new believers are subject to close government monitoring. Buddhist monks have actively opposed new Christian converts and evangelists. Pastors face arrest and are usually held for a few days at a time. (via: Voice of the Martyrs)Way to Pray: Pray for churches in Myanmar as they navigate political instability and uncertainty. Pray for the complicated political situation in the country. Finally, pray specifically for our missionaries, the Mung family, as they minister to those around them. MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Ingrassia The Ingrassias have been serving more than 20 years with e3 Partners Ministry, an international evangelism and church planting ministry headquartered in Plano, Texas. Sam has led evangelism/church planting teams and leadership development conferences to Russia, Sicily, Moldova, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Haiti, and Guatemala. He serves on the senior executive team with e3 Partners, and his target country is Colombia where he serves as Strategy Coordinator.He attended Dallas Seminary, was a Bible College professor at one time and also a pastor at Jacksonville Chapel in New Jersey. Sam and his wife, Vicki, have been married for close to 40 years and have three adult daughters.Way to Pray: Praise and prayers for the international expansion and influence of the e3 Colombia Mentor Network--equipping in healthy church establishing. Their Colombia leaders are now reaching out in Brazil, Peru, Amazon region, Mexico and even to Spain and France via internet connection and trainings. Please also pray for the Ingrassias as Vicki has faced some medical issues over the last several weeks. OPPORTUNITY: UPDATE Set Free Alliance is partnering with Premier Arts Collective here in Greenville to develop and implement an art therapy program for the kids in India to help them process and deal with the trauma they’ve experienced. They are so excited about the potential of this program and are hopeful that it will lead the children to the feet of Jesus for healing. Join them on Friday, May 6 or Saturday, May 7 for KNOWN: a therapeutic art event, celebrating this new art therapy partnership! You'll experience a glimpse of the healing power of art and the freedom in Christ found in expression and creation Art supplies, materials, prompts, and light snacks will be provided.Check out the website for more information. MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES Continue to pray for the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Here's the latest update from FG missionary Miriam Wheeler, who worked in Ukraine for over 20 years. Chad and Cherry Gfeller (Berlin) request prayer for their two daughters as they are close to finishing the school year. Pray that they finish the school year well!The Christys (France) ask for prayer as they have an ongoing presidential election happening currently. Pray for the Fletchers (Southeast Asia) as they minister to and encourage a man in their community who is facing a family member's surgery, potential loss of a job, and more. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Pine Cove City--Urgent Host Homes Needed! This June, we will have Pine Cove City with us again! That means there will be over 30 camp counselors that need to be housed. We are looking for 3 more homes that can take 3-4 guys from June 18 through June 25. They provide their own air mattresses if needed and would need space to sleep and a bathroom. They will have their own transportation. Breakfast is usually something they can grab on the way out (granola bars, etc). They leave early to get to FG and prepare for campers each day.These campers serve our kids attending this camp so well. Will you consider serving by hosting them? If you are interested, you can check out Pine Cove Host Home Info or can contact Katie Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org! MILITARY SERVICE Lt. Matthew ClarkCaleb Ford2nd Lieutenant Parker LewisSFC Josh McSpaddenCpt. Laura RodgersMajor Tiffany Scheivert...and the many others who are in active military service.